I am really enjoying the summer here in Northern California - I'm hoping you are having great weather as well wherever you are in the world. The weather has been so great I spent last weekend looking for some goats to put in my very grassy sidelot. Let me just say - it isn't easy finding two young small goats around here! Who knew?
But you probably don't really care about goats - let's talk some AutoCAD shop! Cadalyst just posted my latest video on linking AutoCAD tables to Excel and vice versa.
It's easier than you think to bring in an Excel spreadsheet as an AutoCAD table and maintain links so that as you update the Excel spreadsheet, the AutoCAD table updates as well! The tricks to doing so lie in "Paste Special" and making sure sure you select Paste Link and AutoCAD Entities as seen below:
After inserting the table - you'll want to use the Datalink Manager to make sure you've enabled the ability to write to source file if you want the ability to modify the AutoCAD table and have it write out to the Excel spread sheet (if in fact that is what you want).
Take a look at the video - it's so much easier to understand when you can actually watch someone going through the steps! But be sure to give it a try because it is much easier than most people think!
I"m off to continue the hunt for small goats! We're looking for Nigerian Dwarfs now - wish me luck!